Compensation and Classification

The University has organized its employee roles into broad job families. The job families represent similar types of roles and duties across the University. For employees, the job family structure establishes clearly defined career paths and transparent pay classifications across the University system.

Job Family Structures

To see the job family structure for your position, visit one of these links:

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Job Reclassification

You can apply to have your job reclassified if your duties and responsibilities have changed substantially due to changes in organization, work, staffing requirements, or technology.

Departments or individual employees may request a reclassification. Any reclassification request should be reviewed by your administrative or academic unit’s HR department before it reaches OHR for review.

Sometimes a reclassification request is motivated by the desire to reward a top performer. These efforts are more appropriately recognized through merit or in-range adjustments.

The reclassification process depends on your bargaining unit. For information on how to reclassify your job, click on your employee group:

Reclassification and Your Benefits

Reclassification could mean changes to your retirement and disability benefits, as well as sick and vacation time. To find out how your benefits may be affected by a reclassification, see the Benefits Summaries for Prospective Employees page.

For questions about benefit changes due to reclassification, email the OHR Contact Center at or call 612-624-8647 or 800-756-2363.

Reclassification Process for Civil Service and P&A Employees

To apply to reclassify your job, follow these steps:

    1. Click on this link: Classification Review Request. Be sure to download the form and open it as an Adobe Acrobat document (by clicking on the downward arrow icon as shown below). When the document opens, click on File in the upper left corner, then Save As, and save it to your computer. If you do not follow these steps first, any information you enter on the form will not be saved.

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  1. Employee completes the Classification Review Request (pdf) form, types their name on the form, and forwards it to their supervisor. Do not use electronic signatures.
  2. Supervisor reviews the form for completeness and accuracy, adds comments or additional information as needed, and approves the request by typing their name on the form.
  3. Supervisor forwards the Classification Review Request form, employee's previous position description, and a current organizational chart to the department head/dean/designee for review and approval.
  4. Head/dean/designee forwards documents to the HR director for review and approval.
  5. Once all approvals have been received, email documents to OHR Compensation at

Please note: Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please email the review request form in its original format rather than by printing and scanning. Scanning the document will not allow the full content to be readable. If you have any issues with the form, please email OHR's Compensation and Classification Department at

To download and install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, use the following links:



Supervisory Change Request to or from Civil Service/P&A Supervisory Classification

Submit a Supervisory Change Request to either add or remove supervisory responsibilities of one or more University employees:

Submission Process:

  1. Employee completes the Supervisory Change Request form and forwards it to their supervisor.
  2. Supervisor forwards the form to the department head, the dean or vice president, and their unit human resources representative for required signatures and approvals.
  3. Submit completed form to: Provide electronic documents only. (Scanning the document will not allow the full content to be readable.)

Do not submit a Supervisory Change Request only to provide a salary adjustment to reward a top performer. For other options, please review merit or in-range adjustments.

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Reclassification Process for Labor-Represented Employees and Students

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    Reclassification Process

    These steps will guide you through the reclassification process:

    1. Employees in AFSCME Health Care, Teamsters, or these specific AFSCME Technical jobs—4953 Assistant Research Vet Tech, 4955 Research Vet Tech, and 4958 Senior Research Vet Tech—complete the JRQ form. Employees in AFSCME Clerical and Technical positions complete the JEQ questionnaire (pdf) and answer sheet. You can view the current classification point ranges (pdf) for the AFSCME Clerical and Technical units.
    2. The JEQ/JRQ form is then submitted to the supervisor.
    3. The supervisor completes the appropriate section(s) of the JEQ/JRQ.
    4. The supervisor signs and submits the JEQ/JRQ to the department head along with:
      • A job description
      • An organizational chart
    5. The department head then submits the following to the dean or vice president for approval:
      • The JEQ/JRQ form
      • The job description
      • The organizational chart
    6. The JEQ/JRQ, job description, and organizational chart should be emailed to the Compensation Department of the Office of Human Resources at
    7. In Compensation, a compensation analyst will:
      • Complete a job evaluation of the position
      • Determine the appropriate classification

    Once the position has been reviewed and a determination has been made, the reclassification recommendation of the compensation analyst is final and will be implemented unless the decision is appealed by the employee within the required time frame. For specific appeal policies for each employee group, see the reclassification policies listed under "Reclassification Contractual Policies" below.

    Reclassification Contractual Policies

    Here are specific reclassification policies for the following units:

      Reclassifying Student Positions

      Use the following policy, process, and form for reclassifications of student positions:

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